European Infrastructure Director, ResMed GmbH
After spending years trying to crack German grammer, Heike gave me the confidence and the tools to really progress. Heike understands the difficulties of learning a foreign language and was therefore quick to get my written and spoken German up to scratch.
Europäische Schule, München
"Deutsch lernen" war für mich lange Zeit ein Albtraum: schwierig und langweilig ... bis ich Heike kennengelernt habe. Seitdem habe ich deutlich besser und schneller gelernt.
Mit Heike lerne ich gerne, denn der Unterricht mit ihr ist leicht und unkompliziert ... und es macht sogar Spaß. Ich kann es nur empfehlen! Viel Spaß beim Lernen.
I came to Heike, having studied German off and on through the Goethe Institut and at University. I was feeling frustrated, because even though I knew a lot of vocabulary and understood a fair amount of grammar, I still wasn't able to have a real conversation in German.
Heike immediately gave me some very simple tools to begin speaking, and it took less than a week before I felt confident enough to begin speaking to strangers with confidence. Her method allows you to sound German when speaking German, and not make the common mistakes that immediately make you sound foreign. Now I'm often complimented on my German, and many people are surprised to hear that I haven't actually spent that much time in Germany. All thanks to Heike, who I highly recommend.
Telefonica o2 Germany GmbH, München
I did not come to Heike as a complete beginner but I knew I needed to improve my German not only quickly but in a way that would allow me to speak naturally. After a few weeks of relatively intense lessons there was a marked improvement in German language ability. The best thing about this – I was not the one who noticed. My German colleagues were. I regularly got (and still get) compliments on my German. I may not always get things 100% right, but the structures that Heike helped lay down are a bedrock for clear and effective communication. Her methods are simple but very effective. More importantly learning with Heike is fun. I still take lessons with Heike as it is worth every penny and one can always improve.
President EMEA, TTI Inc., Europe
Learning another language is not an easy task particularly when the structure is so totally different as between English an German. The time it takes is frustrating because progress can be so slow and ultimately not something that is much fun.
When we discovered Heike all that changed in that she has a system that allows you to learn some basics very quickly and almost from day one we found that we were able to experiment with some words and phrases.
Heike's method seems to take the laborious content of text books off the page and into something practical which is more simple to follow and understand and you feel you are making a great progress very quickly which becomes exciting.
Working with someone that is not patronising and prepared to explain those difficult differences in our language with such a degree of patience makes lessons with Heike a lot of fun.
As someone who tends to be quite busy with other committments and appointments which have to take priority and often change, I have found Heike is very flexible and always willing to work around my schedule.
We can honestly say Heike is helping us in a way that suits our needs, lifestyle and personalities. She is a teacher but also a friend that helps us with not just the language but adjusting and understanding the lifestyle and cultures of Germany.
Director, exida development S.r.I.
"Il tedesco è un infinito caleidoscopio di VER e BE e GE e ER e LEIN e SCHEN e GUNG e HEIT e KEIT e ZU e di migliaia di altri lampeggianti, fiammeggianti prefissi, suffissi ed infissi", Mark Twain
Svogliàti, forzàti, disinteressati, prego astenersi: Heike non fa per voi. Se dovete raggiungere un livello minimo di tedesco perché proprio vi serve il bollino, ma odiate questa lingua implacabile ed affilata dal profondo del cuore, scegliete un'altra insegnante. Ce ne sono tante, oneste e volonterose, più adeguate alla vostra bisogna.
Se invece vi sentite come dei devoti respinti, se intravvedete che conoscere il tedesco, oltre agli indubbi vantaggi pratici, offre anche un esercizio mentale superiore all'enigmistica, ed un incommensurabile piacere estetico ed intellettuale, allora affidatevi completamente a Heike. Con la sua competenza, il suo metodo ed il suo contagioso entusiasmo vi farà ascendere da questuanti nella polvere a coristi dell'altar maggiore, nel minor tempo possibile.
Se davvero volete comprendere e fare vostro il mistero del tedesco, e non semplicemente balbettarne una caricatura ad uso degli stranieri, sappiate che Heike è una delle pochissime persone in grado di iniziarvi.
Non esitate, non attardatevi: di Heike ce ne è una sola ed il suo tempo è raro e prezioso!